Jacqueline Kurta, PsyD

Adjunct Faculty

Jacqueline Kurta PsyD, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is the Acting Director of the UCSB Alcohol and Drug Program, and concurrently works as Assistant Coordinator of the UCSB Student Mental Health Program. Ms. Kurta received a B.A. in English from Tufts University, her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from AUSB, and most recently her Doctor of Psychology degree (PsyD) in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is in the midst of completing her dissertation. Originally from New York City, Ms. Kurta and her family relocated to Los Angeles in 1987 and they have made Santa Barbara their home since 2000.

In addition to her work at UCSB, Ms. Kurta currently serves as Clinical Supervisor for Casa Serena, a Women’s Residential Recovery Program and maintains a private practice in Santa Barbara. She serves as an adjunct faculty for AUSB and guest lecturer for Pacifica Graduate Institute. Ms. Kurta has served on the Board of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists since 2005 in a variety of capacities, ranging from Co-President to her current position as Coordinator of Disaster Mental Health Services.

Over the years, Ms. Kurta has also offered her services to valuable Santa Barbara community organizations, including Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County, Family Court Mediation Program of Santa Barbara County, the American Red Cross of SB County, Transition House, El Puente School and the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Her additional interests include travel, skiing, cycling and joining her family and friends in enjoying all that Santa Barbara has to offer.